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Publication numberUS3105990 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 8, 1963
Filing dateDec 6, 1962
Priority dateDec 6, 1962
Publication numberUS 3105990 A, US 3105990A, US-A-3105990, US3105990 A, US3105990A
InventorsChampion Elizabeth B, Harris Jr William B
Original AssigneeChampion Elizabeth B, Harris Jr William B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Glare shield for windshield wiper
US 3105990 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Oct. 8, 1963 w. B. HARRIS, JR., ETAL 3,105,990

CLARE SHIELD FOR WINDSHIELD WIPER Filed Dec. 6, 1962 I K 7 WILLIAM B. HARRIS, JR. ELIZABETH B. CHAMPION INVENTOR FIG. 4

B M p Q ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,105,990 GL SHIELD FOR WINDSEWLD WEPER William E. Harris, lira, 1218 W. T. Waggoner Bldg, and Elizabeth B. Champion, 3557 Bellaire. Drive 5., both of Fort Worth, Tex.

Filed Dec. 6, 1962, Ser. No. 242,709 3 Claims. (Cl. 15-25055) This invention relates to a glare shield for a windshield wiper, and it concerns more particularly a non-reflecting, light absorbing sheath formed of molded elastic, resilient material for application to a swinging arm forming a portion of a windshield wiper assembly whereby a wiper blade portion thereof is supported for oscillating movement, said arm having light reflecting surfaces and said sheath providing a removable covering therefor subs-tantially coextensive with its exposed surfaces.

A windshield wiper assembly of conventional design includes a wiper blade consisting essentially of a flexible blade element formed of molded rubber or like material and a rigid metal holder for the flexible blade element extending along one of its longitudinal edges, said holder having a length substantially coextensive with the length of said blade element.

The assembly further includes a swinging arm whereby the wiper blade is supported for oscillating movement, said holder being loosely and removably connected intermediate its ends to one end of said arm for universal pivotal movement relative thereto.

The swinging arm whereby the wiper blade is supported for oscillating movement, as above described, commonly is formed of metal having highly polished, light reflecting chromium or nickel plated surfaces whichcontribute substantially to the glare, particularly from reflected sunlight, to which the operator of a vehicle is subjected, with the attending discomfort.

This invention contemplates a non-reflecting, light absorbing sheath formed of molded elastic, resilient material for application to the swinging arm whereby the wiper blade is supported for oscillating movement, said teeth providing a removable cover for said arm substantially coextensive with its exposed surfaces.

The invention will be readily understood by referring to the following description and the accompanying drawing, in which:

FIG. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of an automobile showing the windshield and a pair of windshield wipers each having a glare shield embodying the invention applied to the swinging arm whereby the wiper blade thereof is supported for oscillating movement;

FIG. 2 is a longitudinal view of the glare shield on an enlarged scale showing one side thereof, and showing the longitudinal opening substantially coextensive with said one side for application of the glare shield to the swinging arm from one side thereof;

FIG. 3 is a longitudinal view taken at right angles to the view shown in FIG. 2, showing a side of the glare shield adjoining the side thereof shown in FIG. 2; and

FIG. 4 is a transverse view taken from one end of the view shown in FIG. 2, showing the relatively smaller, open end of the glare shield, which is closed at one end and is tapered intermediate its ends whereby it is con formable to the swinging arm, and showing the marginal lip extending inwardly from opposite sides and from said closed end of the glare shield, and defining the longitudinal opening in said one side thereof, for yieldable en gagement with the corresponding side of the swinging arm whereby the glare shield is removably secured thereto.

Referring to FIG. 1 of the drawing, the numeral 1 designates generally an automobile, which is shown frag mentarily, and the numeral 2 indicates generally the wind shield thereof. A pair of windshield wipers, each indicated generally by the numeral 3, are operatively positioned relative to the windshield 2.

The windshield wipers 3- each include a wiper blade, indicated generally by the numeral 4, and a swinging ar-m, indicated generally by the numeral 5, whereby the wiper blade 4 is supported for oscillating movement. The swinging arms '5 each have applied thereto a glare shield embodying the invention, indicated generally by the numeral 6, one of which is shown in FIGS. 2, 3, and 4.

The glare shields 6 each comprise a non-reflecting, light absorbing sheath formed of molded elastic, resilient material for application to a swinging arm 5, said sheath providing a removable covering for the swinging arm '5 substantially coextensive with its exposed surfaces.

The molded element which comprises the glare shield 6 is of elongated, generally tubular structure, rectangular in transverse section, and tapered intermediate its ends, whereby it is conformable to a swinging arm '5, and is closed at one end and has a longitudinal opening 7 in one side thereof, substantially coextensive with said one side, for application of the glare shield 6 to the swinging arm 5 from one side thereof.

A flexible marginal lip 8, which extends inwardly from opposite sides of the glare shield 6 and from the closed end thereof, and defines the longitudinal opening 7, is yielda-bly engageable with the corresponding side of the swinging arm 5 whereby the glare shield 6 is removably secured thereto.

The invention may be modified in various ways without departingfrom the spirit and scope thereof.

We claim:

1. A glare shield for a windshield wiper comprising a non-reflecting, light absorbing sheath formed of molded elastic, resilient material for application to a swinging arm forming a portion of a windshield wiper assembly whereby a wiper blade portion thereof is supported for oscillating movement, said arm having light reflecting surfaces and said sheath providing a removable covering therefor substantially coextensive with its exposed surfaces.

2. In combination with a windshield wiper having a wiper blade and having a swinging arm whereby the wiper blade is supported for oscillating movement, said arm having light'reflecting surfaces, the combination of a glare shield comprising a non-reflecting, light absorbing sheath (formed of molded elastic, resilient material received on said arm and providing a removable covering therefor substantially coextensive with its exposed surfaces.

-3. The structure of claim 2, the molded element comprising the !glare shield being of elongated, generally tubular structure conformable to said arm, and being closed at one end and having a longitudinal opening in one side thereof, substantially coextensive with said one side, for application of the glare shield to said arm from one side thereof, and having a flexible marginal lip extending inwardly from opposite sides of the glare shield and from the closed end thereof, and defining said longitudinal opening, in yieldable engagement with the corresponding side of said arm whereby the glare shield is removably secured thereto.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,639,641 Piwczynski May 26, 1953 v FOREIGN PATENTS 1,087,482 Germany Aug. 18,1960

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2639641 *May 22, 1948May 26, 1953Piwczynski Edward FGlare eliminating device for rearview mirrors of motor vehicles
DE1087482B *Aug 29, 1959Aug 18, 1960Rau Swf AutozubehoerArm fuer die Scheibenwischer von Kraftfahrzeugen
Referenced by
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US3160906 *Nov 21, 1963Dec 15, 1964Morena Diego JNon-glare cover for windshield wiper
US3199563 *Oct 9, 1963Aug 10, 1965Robert E ForrestWindshield wiper protector
US3263261 *Oct 15, 1965Aug 2, 1966George R NimmerNon-glare cover for windshield wiper arm
US4136372 *Mar 11, 1977Jan 23, 1979Oak Reginald OProtective boot for a high voltage circuit interrupter
US6195832 *Nov 12, 1999Mar 6, 2001Janchy Enterprise Co., Ltd.Pressurizing structure for windshield wiper
Classifications
U.S. Classification15/257.1, 15/250.352
International ClassificationB60S1/04
Cooperative ClassificationB60S1/0491
European ClassificationB60S1/04T